A Holiday Challenge
The Santa Barbara Foodbank is running a turkey drive...they are looking for 5,000 turkeys to feed those less fortunate this holiday season. (Last year they distributed 6,000.) They are also doing a food drive...over 1,000 of pounds of food is needed this Holiday season.
And.....I challenge my fellow bloggers (food or otherwise) throughout the country to donate to their local foodbanks, too. You can find a Food Bank near you at America's Second Harvest.
Food donations from grocery stores and other "usual" donors are not in the amounts of past years. Foodbanks everywhere are dealing with smaller food donations and greater need for assistance.
It has been a tough year for organizations that feed the hungry.What better way to be thankful for all our blessings than to share with others, especially food which is essential to life, learning and love of all sentient beings.
First, there were the disasters. The January freeze and the recent Southern California fires drained local food banks. Then there's the economy -- and we're not just talking about foreclosures. Rising gas prices, the biofuel industry's need for wheat and corn, bad weather and a higher demand for meat products caused food prices to jump....
As a result, food banks and agencies serving free meals face two problems: Donations are down, and there are more mouths to feed. - Fresno Bee
Now...let's get donating!